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History, time travel, Highland lore, romance, battle, dead sexy Scottish men, and well-written repartee... I dare you to find one thing in that list that doesn't sound completely riveting. You can't do it, can you?

Outlander may technically be classified as "Romance" — and sure, there's some mushy stuff — but this book literally encompasses all styles of fiction from historical to science fiction. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny in spots, and reduces you to tearful wallowing in others. After reading the entire series (multiple times), I'm just waiting on tenterhooks to hear that maybe, just maybe, they will make a worthy mini-series since, for me, the characters already have breath and life; now I just need to see their faces.
Recommended by Heidi Mager, Powells.com

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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the author of five previous Outlander novels — Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross — as well as Lord John and the Private Matter and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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April Vrugtman, January 30, 2010 (view all comments by April Vrugtman)
This isn't only my favorite book of the decade, but it is in my top five favorites of all time. It has everything: terrific characters, history, adventure, mystery, humor, romance and a touch of magic. I read it and all the current sequels every year and it never fails to drag me in and take me away. I've owned many copies and had to keep buying as those I 'lend' it to lend it to others or refuse to give it back.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440242949
Publisher:
Dell
Subject:
General
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Outlanders
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
6.94x4.46x1.57 in. .90 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

History, time travel, Highland lore, romance, battle, dead sexy Scottish men, and well-written repartee... I dare you to find one thing in that list that doesn't sound completely riveting. You can't do it, can you?

Outlander may technically be classified as "Romance" — and sure, there's some mushy stuff — but this book literally encompasses all styles of fiction from historical to science fiction. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny in spots, and reduces you to tearful wallowing in others. After reading the entire series (multiple times), I'm just waiting on tenterhooks to hear that maybe, just maybe, they will make a worthy mini-series since, for me, the characters already have breath and life; now I just need to see their faces.

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